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#1 Vinay-RS

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

Hi everyone, 

 

I was wondering if the CV joints sold by Minispares and Minisport were identical? I see they have the same part number, but are they the same part, supplied by the same supplier?

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:37 AM

part number means nothing.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:40 AM

We've (Minispares) tried various suppliers and the ones we stock now are by far the best, made in the EU and supplied to most of the Mini7 grid without issue.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:04 AM

I fitted one from Minisport a while back and one from my local parts shop in an emergency, I seem to recall there was an issue with the gaiter on the Minisport one, can't quite remember what exactly. I ended up using the original gaiter, Both have been on now for about 4-5 years with no issues. 



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

If it's for Disc Brakes, these are the best you'll get;-

https://www.minispar...|Back to search



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:02 AM

We've (Minispares) tried various suppliers and the ones we stock now are by far the best, made in the EU and supplied to most of the Mini7 grid without issue.

 

 

If it's for Disc Brakes, these are the best you'll get;-

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

 

From the link

 

beware of inferior joints on the market with poor threads or the type with yellowish nuts.

 

 

I think someone needs to remove the photo with the yellowish nuts. ...



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:31 AM

 

We've (Minispares) tried various suppliers and the ones we stock now are by far the best, made in the EU and supplied to most of the Mini7 grid without issue.

 

 

If it's for Disc Brakes, these are the best you'll get;-

https://www.minispar...|Back to search

 

From the link

 

beware of inferior joints on the market with poor threads or the type with yellowish nuts.

 

 

I think someone needs to remove the photo with the yellowish nuts. …

 

 

Good spot, that pic is years old, I'll get it changed.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:36 AM

I've recently used joints from minisport and had no problems at all. The first six months of my 18 month restoration I only used Minispares but found their customer service particularly with regard to their email service as non existent never ever had a reply from them which is galling when they give you an email address to send to, whereas Minisport are on the ball and reply very quickly and a very good technical helpline and much quicker despatch. I only ever use Minispares when Minisport don't stock the part I require.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:36 PM

I've recently used joints from minisport and had no problems at all. The first six months of my 18 month restoration I only used Minispares but found their customer service particularly with regard to their email service as non existent never ever had a reply from them which is galling when they give you an email address to send to, whereas Minisport are on the ball and reply very quickly and a very good technical helpline and much quicker despatch. I only ever use Minispares when Minisport don't stock the part I require.

 

Odd, as the rest of the UK does the opposite due to the poor quality of parts, engineering quality and advice. I will only ever use minisport if they have NOS on sale.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:59 PM

IMHO MiniSport should be avoided at all cost. MiniSpares are the only people I trust to buy parts from.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 04:39 PM

I've recently used joints from minisport and had no problems at all. The first six months of my 18 month restoration I only used Minispares but found their customer service particularly with regard to their email service as non existent never ever had a reply from them which is galling when they give you an email address to send to, whereas Minisport are on the ball and reply very quickly and a very good technical helpline and much quicker despatch. I only ever use Minispares when Minisport don't stock the part I require.

 

From my experience, that's unusual not just in that you got a poor response from Mini Spares, but you find that other lot 'good'. I've found Mini Sport shocking to the point where in my books, they no longer exist.

 

I've always found the service at Mini Spares very good and many could take a leaf from them in this regards.  



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 08:05 AM

Thanks everyone. Emailed Minisport yesterday morning and got confirmation today that they are not the same part as Minispares. Unfortunately, none of the local Mini parts suppliers seem to stock Minispares CV joints and I'd rather fit the best available stuff to the car. Now to find out if anyone I know is placing a Minispares order and whether they can add a single CV joint for me :P 



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:37 PM

I bought some top quality items from Japan Classic mini japan



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:31 AM

Huddersfield minispares have cv joints that are very good, I purchased a 7.5 disc conversion and never had an issue

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 07:07 AM

I saw a pile of Borg & Beck CV joints at the IMM. But can't remember who's stand they were on!?






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